Satech BASIC Series: our best selling OSHA approved Machine Guard


OSHA Machine Guarding Standards require that Machine Guards meet precise construction requirements and specifications.

Satech is an ISO 9001 certified Italian Company that designs and produces High Quality Modular Solutions for Machinery Perimeter Guarding according to the EN ISO 14120 (ANSI RIA 15.06) Standard. Satech’s OSHA approved Machine Guard BASIC Series is a competitive and extremely versatile Solution when you need to perimeter your machinery with an ANSI machine guarding. It features two different fixing options: the Captive Nuts and Bolts is tested for impacts up to 1608 J, while the Easy Assembly Clamp saves you 25% assembly time ensuring the impact resistance of 115 J which is the standard value set by ANSI machine guarding requirements (ANSI/RIA 15.06).
1. An example of Satech BASIC Machine Guard Perimeter Installation. 2. Like all Satech Perimeter Safeguarding Solutions, BASIC is also subjected to stringent dynamic resistance tests in the Test Area set up in the Company HQ.

Easy to handle, versatile and Regulations compliant

BASIC’s pre-drilled Posts are designed for easy assembly and allow the installation of Satech brackets or accessories. The Modular Panels, the corner joints and different door options will perfectly match your hazard area. With the cutting kit you can shape the mesh panels and fit the Machine Guards to the loading / unloading bays. BASIC Series features 40×40 mm Posts and the Satech electro-welded steel mesh 20 mm-framed Panel designed to prevent climbing (EN ISO 14120-5.18) and allowing maximum visibility of the machinery (EN ISO 14120-5.9) thanks to its vertical slots.

Like all Satech protection systems, BASIC is designed according to EN ISO 14120 – ANSI / RIA 15.06 and therefore fully complies with OSHA requirements.

Quicker Assembly or Resistance to heavy Impacts: which is your main need?

The advantages of this complete and versatile Solution are so many that BASIC is the best-selling among Satech Machinery Perimeter Guards. Customers particularly appreciate the choice between two assembly systems and two different ground baseplates options. In both cases, the BASIC Machine Guard Panels are fixed with 140 mm ground clearance, as required by EN ISO 13857 – 4.3 “Safety distances to prevent access by lower limbs”.

Easy Assembly

The Clamp Assembly is very easy and immediate: just insert the lower clamp on the post, tighten the pre-assembled nut to fix its position, fit the panel into the housings and repeat the operation with the upper clamp.

Impact-proof Assembly

When you need a Perimeter Fence Solution capable to withstand heavy duty impacts (i.e. the loss of a load from an anthropomorphic robot) you can opt for the Captive Nuts and Bolts assembly, which has passed the severe 1608 J Impact Tests, according to EN ISO 14120 procedure.

Two choices of baseplates: adjustable or built-in?

Besides the different assembly options, BASIC System also offers two different options for fixing your Machine Guard to the floor:
  • the Adjustable Baseplate (standard), which allows to compensate any uneven floor.
  • the Welded Baseplate (optional) – built into the post – which cuts down assembly time even further.

Safety Fencing? Space is money!

Satech Modular Machine Guards - Saving Floor Space - EN ISO 13857

Optimizing space is essential in any production environment. BASIC’s 19 mm mesh opening allows you to install the perimeter safety fence just 120 mm from danger (EN ISO 13857-4.2.41 “Reaching through regular openings”), saving precious floor space in your plant.

The OSHA approved Machine Guard designed for your production layout

Each production layout has its unique hazards and you need Machine Guards that perfectly match your specifications in order to ensure the highest level of safety in your workplace. An indispensable feature to consider when making your choice is to evaluate if Perimeter Guards are designed following accepted regulations in order to meet OSHA Standards. This is the first requirement that every Satech Solution meets. BASIC Series’ versatility makes it suitable for most uses. In robotic cells, for instance, this OSHA approved Machine Guard is very appreciated for its modular design and the full compatibility with doors and accesses to the safety perimeter. Hinged Doors are recommended for the access of operators, while Sliding doors are most suitable for pallet trucks or forklifts passage. Satech OSHA approved Machine Guard BASIC Series - Perimeter Installation around Conveyor Belts

Want to know more about this Solution? Discover key features, panel options and complements on the BASIC Series Product Page.